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How to connect the Scanfob NFC-BB2 to SerialMagic Professional for Windows with the BlueSnap USB

This article provides instructions on how to pair the Scanfob NFC-BB2 with SerialMagic Professional for Windows with the BlueSnap USB dongle. 1. Launch SerialMagic Professional. 2. If this is not your first time launching the SerialMagic Pro application, click “Add.” 3. Select “Connect to the remote Bluetooth device using BlueSnap USB.” 4. Select the image of the Scanfob NFC-BB2, then click “Next.” 5. SerialMagic will attempt to discover the BlueSnap USB. It will appear within SerialMagic as “COM[X] (USB Serial Port) (BlueSnap USB).” Click on it to select it, then

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How to pair the idChamp RS4 with SerialMagic Professional for Windows 10

This support article demonstrates how to pair the idChamp RS4 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) RFID Reader with Windows 10 and SerialMagic Professional.  Note that this feature is ONLY available for Windows 10 build 14328 and later. Pairing your idChamp RS4 with Windows 10 is a two-step process. First, we will pair the RS4 directly through Windows Bluetooth settings. After the connection to Windows 10 is established, we will connect to SerialMagic Professional. We will then test the configuration to make sure everything is working properly. You will need the following for this

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How to switch Bluetooth modes on the Scanfob qID Mini

This article demonstrates how to switch Bluetooth modes on the Scanfob qID mini UHF reader. Note: The Scanfob qID must be unpaired from any devices before switching the Bluetooth mode. 1. Access the main menu by holding down the scan button within two seconds of powering on the qID. There are four main menu options; PROFILE, BEEP, VIBRATE, and POWER. You can scroll through menu options by quickly pressing the scan button. 2. Select “PROFILE” by holding down the scan button once “PROFILE” is highlighted/selected to access the Bluetooth profile

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How to setup SerialMagic Keys to allow idChamp A9 triggers outside of SerialMagic Gears

This article is for customers using the idChamp A9 triggers with SerialMagic Gears to scan into another Android application. Follow the instructions below to learn how to enable this feature. Note: This feature is only available with SerialMagic Gears version 1.31.75 or later. If SerialMagic Keys is already enabled and set as your default keyboard, skip to “Enable SerialMagic Gears Accessibility.” Enable SerialMagic Keys Keyboard The first step is to enable the SerialMagic Keys keyboard and set it as the default input method. Note: You may receive an alert that SerialMagic Keys is

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Scanfob NFC-BB2 Comparison Chart

How do the NFC-BB2i, NFC-BB2, and NFC-BB2e differ?   NFC-BB2i  NFC-BB2 NFC-BB2e Notes Bluetooth SPP Yes Yes No Uses SerialMagic Bluetooth HID No Yes No Works on iOS like a keyboard Made for iOS (MFi) Yes No No Requires special iOS app to use this mode* Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) No No Yes Requires special app to use this mode*

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About the Scanfob BB2 LED indicators

The LED patterns of the Scanfob Ultra-BB2 and Scanfob NFC-BB2 are used to indicate current actions and statuses to the user.  LED Patterns for Actions Action Function LEDs Displayed LED Sequence Beep Sequence Hold down center button for 1 second Power On Click center button once Scan   Hold down center button for 2 seconds Power Off   Plug into USB Battery Charging   Hold down center button for 6 seconds Factory Reset   LED Patterns for Statuses Status LEDs Displayed LED Sequence Beep Sequence Off     On  

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Pick RFID reader & badge for mobile attendance?

Mobile Attendance Decoding Different RFID Badges There are many different ISO standards, protocols, and physical differences between various RFID tag types.  Choosing compatible readers and tags can be tricky, especially for an RFID novice. For the purposes of this explanation, we’ll only focus on passive RFID, specifically, Low-Frequency (LF), High-Frequency (HF), Near Field Communication (NFC), and NFC Data Exchange Format (NDEF). For a little bit of background, here are some examples of how each type of RFID tag is used. Passive RFID examples:♦  Employee and / or Student Access control

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idChamp RS4 setup simultaneous card types: 37-bit & 40-bit Prox, iClass CSN

This article demonstrates how to use the Serial Device Manager to quickly enable multiple card types simultaneously from your Android phone or tablet. 1. Launch iScanBrowser, Cloud-In-Hand Mobile Grid, or SerialMagic Gears. 2. Navigate to the Serial Device Manager (SDM). 3. Power on your RS4 and add it As a connection to the SDM. 4. Once the RS4 is connected, tap on the gear icon (located to the far-right of the Bluetooth name). 5. Tap on RS4 CSN/PACS Credential Type. 6. Select HID 37-bit/40-bit/iClass CSN.

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How to retrieve device information with yACK BLE for iOS

This support article demonstrates how to retrieve device information (in this case, we are retrieving information from the idChamp RS3 by using the yACK BLE app for iOS to send the get al command. The yACK BLE application is also available on Android.  1. First, make sure that the device is in BLE mode. The yACK BLE application only works with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). 2. Install the yACK BLE application from the App Store. Then, launch yACK BLE. 3. Power on your device. 4. yACK BLE immediately begins searching for nearby devices once launched. When you see

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What is RFID?

RFID Tags RFID tags consist of two primary components; a microchip that processes and stores the information/data and an antenna to receive and transmit RFID radio-wave signals. To read information from the tag/label, a two-way radio-receiver called an interrogator (or reader) sends a radio-wave signal to the tag(s) using its antenna. Tags that are within range of the interrogator’s signal will respond with the data stored in its memory. Most RFID tags are passive tags, which use the energy from the interrogator’s signal to relay its stored information. Alternatively, battery-powered RFID tags use

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